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Cards Made Fresh: Chic and Modern

With a new year comes new things in blog land, and Branch Out Designs is no exception when it comes to starting new. This year you're going to find great new series, full of fresh ideas and content. Even better you'll be able to learn tips, techniques and ideas to jumpstart your creative juices and branch out from the same ol same ol.

Today's post is the first day of a series that focuses on fresh ideas for your card-making featuring paper from GCD Studios new 2013 collections. Four of the cards that you'll see were featured at CHA, and I have two bonus projects to also share with you. I have never seen my projects at CHA, so it was really fun seeing them display beautifully at the booth.

This card is chic and modern and super simple to make. The use of blue and orange is striking, taking a homespun collection like Pure Bliss and giving it a fresh, clean and chic look. Two steps and you have pure bliss in a card.

|1| Cover your card with patterned paper and tape on the edges.

|2| Die cut letters from cardstock, and adhere pieces to letter openings to give a pop of patterned paper.

Now wasn't that easy? Have fun playing with this collection on your own. You're going to love the soft colors, muted patterns and totally adorable embroidery hoops! Join me again tomorrow for another fresh card, delivered straight to you.



  1. Super sweet the colors!

  2. Loving these papers, great ideas too, I like the color behind the holes in the letters and also the washi.

  3. Miriam and Amy! Thanks for the sweet comments! I appreciate your readership! :-) Stay tuned for more fun all week!

  4. Love the placement of the tapes and layered alphas:)


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